Report a stray dog
We run a lost and found dog service which handles the recovery and kennelling of stray dogs found within the Horsham District boundary. Horsham District Council does not have a dog warden.
We work with an approved kennels to provide a place to which a stray dog can be taken, and run a collection service 24 hours a day where a report of a stray dog is made to the council provided the dog is contained.
If a stray dog has an identity chip or tag, attempts will be made to return the dog to its home. If a stray dog has no identity chip or tag, it will be seized, kennelled and the owner has to pay the release fee before the dog is returned.
What to do if you find a stray dog
If you find a stray dog, please report it to our kennels on 07512 089777 so we can help:
You will be asked to provide the following information:
- Your name and contact details
- A description of the dog, for example its type, colour, size, age
- The time and date when you found the dog
- Where you found the dog
- Where the dog should be collected from
What to do if you have lost your dog
If you have lost your dog, please report it to Horsham District Council:
- During office hours Call us on 01403 215641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Claiming back a stray dog
Once a dog has been impounded as a stray at the kennels used by the Council, by law an owner has to pay the release fee before the dog is returned. Once you have identified your dog, payment can then be made at the Council offices or at the kennels. On payment of the fee, the dog will then be released to you.
Fee charges for stray dogs
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